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Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".
Consequence In the event of a rear end collision, the vehicle sheet metal structure will not perform as designed, causing unexpected damage to the fuel tank or fuel lines, resulting in fuel leakage. If there is a fuel leak and an ignition source, a fire could occur.
Dates of Manufacture September 1996
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 96V212000
Notes Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time, should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300.
Potential Number of Units Affected 245
Remedy Dealers will inspect for the missing welds and if necessary, place three welds between the involved panels and apply primer, sealer and anti-corrosion materials.
Summary During assembly of the left rear quarter panel, some welds were missed. This causes a failure to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No 301, "Fuel System Integrity".